Case Study - Decathlon: keep fit, keep cool16-Jan-2018 SEELEY INTERNATIONAL EUROPE
Decathlon is part of the French Oxylane Group and is one of the largest chains of sporting goods throughout Europe.
The company has more than 1,000 stores in 31 different countries worldwide and employs more than 60,000 staff from 80 different nationalities.
Decathlon’s warehouse is based in Seville (Andalusia – Southern Spain) and from here they send goods to all Decathlon stores in Spain. The stores only keep a small stock of products, whereas the biggest part of it is kept in Seville.
The staff was experiencing issues in the warehouse itself, regarding the high heat load, which in the region can reach up to 38 – 40°C.
Since cooling down the whole ambient with traditional air conditioning systems would have been extremely expensive for the company, they decided to install Evaporative Air Coolers.
Australair Ecoclimatizaciòn, exclusive importer and distributor for Breezair for central/southern Spain, installed 136 TBA550G units on the warehouse’s roof, all of them controlled with an IWC10, making this the single largest installation of Breezair Evaporative Coolers in Europe.
The project was completed in a record time at the beginning of August 2011.
The temperature dropped to reach a more comfortable level of 26 – 27°C, thus improving working conditions, morale and profitability.
Mr Juan Rubio Millan, Australair’s CEO, declared that the results were impressive, the installation massive and the improvement of working conditions definitely remarkable.
Seeley International, Australian Breezair manufacturer, recognized to Australair a special price during the 4th International Distributor Conference 2016 for their efforts and commitment for this specific installation.